Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society


Join the Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society


Membership is open to all Telfair Museums members.
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The Society is named in honor of Gari Melchers, Telfair Museums’ fine arts advisor from 1906-1916 and a respected American artist who acquired some to Telfair’s most important and enduring works. The Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society was established in 2005 by a group of dedicated supporters who became the founders of the organization. General membership in the Society is open to all Telfair members – from seasoned or aspiring collectors to those who are simply interested in supporting the growth of the museum’s permanent collection and experiencing unique educational programs.

Melchers Society members enjoy close interaction with Telfair’s director, curatorial staff, and fellow collectors and art enthusiasts, and experience special access to the museum’s art holdings. Society members also benefit from members-only programs and behind-the-scenes tours designed to enhance their understanding and appreciation of art, including private exhibition previews, gallery walks, and exclusive programs with experts in the field. Art-related travel opportunities, ranging from visits to artists’ studios and private collections to prominent art fairs, museums, and galleries, are an exciting part of Melchers Society membership. Most importantly, Melchers Society members play an integral role in Telfair operations by actively participating in the growth of the museum’s collection.



Important Update


In May of 2018, the Melchers Society made its largest purchase to date, acquiring five works of art for Telfair’s permanent collection in a single day.

Read about this momentous acquisition here »



Upcoming GMCS Events


Stay tuned for information on the Melchers Society’s exciting slate of events for Fall 2018! Event dates and details will be announced shortly.